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Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for his home race for the first time in eight years. A first-ever F1 victory at the Hockenheimring beckons if all goes to plan on Sunday.
He has plenty of reasons to be confident: His Ferrari makes the best starts, has great straight-line speed and his closest championship rival is starting outside the top 10.
Vettel is holding all the cards, but Hockenheim hasn’t always been kind to him.
“I have a bit of a mixed relationship with this track,” Vettel admitted after qualifying. “It seems sometimes we were really close in the past then for some reason it didn’t come together.
“So far this weekend it’s been great. The car is behaving well. I think we improved it for today.”
He looked at the top of his game in qualifying. Vettel seemed to keep more in hand for Q3 than his rivals, finding half a second more than anyone else as he swept to his fifth pole position of the year.
Though the question remains what kind of contest we might have seen had Lewis Hamilton made it to Q3.
Regardless, Vettel has the chance to inflict serious damage on Hamilton in the championship. His first job will be to beat Bottas to turn one.
This has been a Ferrari strength of late, as Hamilton pointed out on Thursday. “Ferrari have pretty good starts for the last three or four races,” he said. “They’ve been doing something different.”
“There’s a list that we have knowing where we are in terms of starts through the year,” he explained. “Ferrari have always been very strong. I think I had the best starts last year. We are now behind and that’s an area we can improve. We will.”
Hamilton did a series of practice starts during practice on Friday. Whatever Mercedes may have found won’t be as much help for him from 14th on the grid, but Valtteri Bottas in the other Mercedes will start alongside the Ferrari.
The run to turn one at Hockenheim is short, however, and as Vettel showed in 2010 he knows exactly how to keep a fast-starting rival behind from pole position here.